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Poster: skuzzlebutt Date: Aug 30, 2010 9:08am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia the hypocrite

"I always liked the Dead for not just blindly playing the cool, counterculture heros"

Me too. Garcia in particular always seemed a little too smart to completely buy into the simplistic “power to the people/stick it to the man/something for nothing” rhetoric of the time.

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Poster: Reade Date: Aug 30, 2010 5:29pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Garcia the hypocrite

Me three.
Context is indeed everything where viewing this Train video is concerned. The Music Should Be Free thing was etremely strong at this point n time, positioning musicians at a really odd angle to their fan base.
I'm not sure he's giving a lecture on trickle down economics as much as he's attempting to explain the difference between Gross Revenue and Net Revenue.
Plus you gotta remember the (no doubt) idiot who got him going is off camera, and we have no idea what he or she said. I don't think Jerry looks bad here at all.